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THL W200s Octa Core Price Php 9,999, Specs, Unboxing, Full Review and Demo Video, Antutu Benchmark Score, Scratch Test!

"If you drop the price of this phone to less than Php 10,000, it will instantly become the most affordable Octa Core smartphone that's available in the Philippines currently -- and that will definitely make a lot of Pinoy Android fans happy."

That's what I told our friends from Novo7Tech during our dinner meeting in Lucky Chinatown Mall last week when they showed me their new THL W200s True Octa Core Android smartphone and shared that they're selling it via a Php 10,990 Powerbank Bundle.

Thankfully, they listened to my advice and, on the spot, lowered the SRP of the device. "OK, Mark! How about we remove the obligatory bundled items and sell the phone itself for just Php 9,999? Yes, I think we should give them that option."

That's the story of THL W200s' revised SRP in the country. Hopefully, that made you smile.

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And so TP Friends, for that amount, you can already get this package:

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There's the THL W200s unit self that comes replete with a 5-inch HD IPS OGS display, Octa Core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and a whopping 32 GB of ROM.

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Inside the box, the handset is joined by the user manual, which - frankly - hardly anyone reads.

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The microUSB to USB connector cable

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The standard earphones with in-ear silicon buds and tangle-resistant fetuccine-like wires.

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The travel charger with two round prongs -- so you'll need an adapter to be able to plug it to our outlets here in the Philippines.

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And two 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery packs. Yup, you read that correctly, two packs.

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This is how the THL W200s looks in the flesh -- just looks a lot like THL T5 but with more lush metallic accents, really. In front, we'll see the 5-inch HD IPS OGS display underneath the scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen. There's a 5 MegaPixel front facing camera above the screen while there's a row of touch-sensitive buttons for navigating the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean vanilla interface below.

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At the back, we'll find the 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, the loud speaker at the bottom, and the svelte removable back cover with satin-like finish.

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THL W200s measures only 9.3 millimeters at its thickest point -- making it one of the thinnest Octa Core smartphones in the market as of writing.

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The microUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack are located on top of the device.

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Although THL W200s flaunts a rather large display, it nonetheless fits nicely in one hand.

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The Antutu Device Info section shows that the handset comes with interpolated front and back cameras, 13 MegaPixels according to the list. "We don't use the interpolated camera specs to sell our handsets, Mark. We don't believe in that. For us, it's just 8 MegaPixels and 5 MegaPixels. We are confident in the quality of our phones," our friends from Novo7Tech told me.

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The combination of the above-mentioned innards give THL W200s an Antutu Benchmark Score in the area of 26,446, which is pretty standard for a device powered by MediaTek's MT6592 chipset.

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This high Antutu mark supposedly puts THL W200s in between last year's flagship releases, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, in terms of overall hardware performance.

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TP Friends, although Novo7Tech has lowered the price of THL W200s to just Php 9,999 to make it even more accessible to Pinoy consumers, they told me they will continue to offer the Php 10,990 bundle which will give you the 5,600 mAh powerbank, jelly case, and screen protector. If you're on a tight budget, stick to the phone-only option. But if you can spare another thousand bucks, go for the bundle, which I think is already very sulit. It's all up to you.

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Aside from White, THL W200s is available in two other colors, Black and Yellow. The Yellow variant looks particularly cute -- kinda reminds me of BumbleBee in that Transformers movie.


To wrap this up, let me share with you our THL W200s complete technical specifications table as well as my exclusive interview video with Mr. Adrian Lim, the IT Director of Novo7Tech (the official and exclusive distributor of THL phones in the Philippines), where he did a quick unboxing of the device, a full review and features rundown, and even a bonus Gorilla Glass 3 borderline unforgiving scratch test!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name THL W200s
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Upper Midrange
Dimensions141.5 x 71 x 9.3 mm
Weight 153 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Yellow
Operating System Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Display 5-inch display, HD 1280 x 720 pixels, IPS, multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A7, Mali 450 GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
RAM 1 GB of RAM
Internal Storage 32 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 64 GB
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels front camera
Video Capture Full HD, 30 frames per second for main camera, HD for front camera
Audio and Video Playback WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, WAV, MP3, MIDI
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100 (TBC)
SIM Card Type Dual SIM: Mini (Regular)
Battery Removable Li-Ion 2,000 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Octa Core, 32 GB ROM, Discounted Price, Accessories Discount
Announcement April 2014
Availability April 2014
Price Discounted Price: Php 9,999
With 5,600 mAh Powerbank, Screen Protector, Jelly Case:
Php 10,999

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